Category Archives: Social services

A personal account on international Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27

Thursday marked the international remembrance of the Holocaust, remembering and learning from the horror of the Holocaust, set on the day when Auschwitz was liberated, January 27. The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews is one group that is active … Continue reading

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America’s fastest growing church to feed 5,500 unemployed families at Christmastime

The people of 12 Stone Church in Gwinnett County, Georgia, north of Atlanta, responded in miraculous ways to Pastor Kevin Myers’ holiday challenge to express their faith through generosity, with the miracle of Jesus’ feeding of the 5,000 as their … Continue reading

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What is the role of followers of Christ in the public arena?

As we close in on an important election day it is a good time to ask this question:  What is the role of individual followers of Christ in the public arena? By this I do not mean solutions presented by … Continue reading

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20 Million People Forced from their Homes by Floodwaters in Pakistan: Here’s How You Can Help

One fifth of Pakistan, 20%,  is under flood water, with 20 million people forced from their homes.  Those are amazing figures; it’s a terrible disaster with a huge toll on individual lives, family and community life, and on a nation … Continue reading

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75 years of finding God in a time of trouble

Bill Wilson turned from alcohol after a dramatic encounter with God in 1934.   As David Brooks tells us,  Wilson “went on to help found Alcoholics Anonymous, which, 75 years later, has 11,000 professional treatment centers, 55,000 meeting groups and some 1.2 million … Continue reading

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As Colson, Mohler and Others Release Video Series on Social Justice (Yes, Social Justice), It’s Time for Glenn Beck to Apologize to Christians

It really is past time for Glen Beck to apologize to Christians for his equating the church’s work in social justice with Nazism and Communism. He’s not just enraging liberals; he’s become an embarrassment to conservatives. And on this point … Continue reading

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Leaders of the Evangelical Generation: John M. Perkins. Community organizer

[I am working on a project that may become a book on the most influential evangelicals leaders of our generation, since 1976, and the impact they’ve had on the church and their times. I will introduce them briefly on this … Continue reading

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ChildVoice Helps Heal Two Former “Wives” of LRA’s Jospehy Kony

Among the previously abducted child mothers at the ChildVoice center in Uganda are two former wives–kidnapped at ages 8 and 10–of LRA leader Josephy Kony. Article on the girls in The Guardian in the UK, and soon on BBC.

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Greening the Hood

Mission Year president Leroy Barber of in-town Atlanta has an interesting take on the importance of healthier environments in urban settings. See his blog post on “greening the hood.”

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Letter from Heaven; Good-bye to Millard Fuller

Yesterday I received a letter from heaven, and while it certainly seemed odd, it was the news that an old friend had died that shocked and saddened me. I am grieving for the dear wife and family of a truly … Continue reading

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